6 Ways BLACKPINK’s Lisa’s Solo Debut Is Everything We Needed

Meet Lalisa Manoban: singer, rapper, dancer, idol, and now the third BLACKPINK member to debut as a soloist. Being a triple threat, expectations were through the roof about Lisa’s solo release. Now, fans and the general public alike can finally breathe a sigh of relief as everyone’s expectations are fully met thanks to her debut single album “LALISA.”

Here are six ways Lisa’s solo debut has been everything we hoped for. Enjoy!

1. The attitude

We all know and love Lisa’s badass personality whenever she pops up on our screens, be it in music videos or live performances. Naturally, getting to see more of her edginess, goosebump-worthy presence, and self-assertive aura is a wish that has now come true. Lisa is catching everyone’s attention with how she dominates throughout the entirety of the clip from the very first frame. See for yourselves below!

2. The lyrics

“Lalisa” is all about Lisa and her glory, as well as her oozing confidence. She knows her worth, and she does not shy away from singing it—and rapping it—for the whole world to hear. Furthermore, debuting her solo career with a track title based on her birth name is a whole statement. Given that her lines are being fervently reposted via social media as we speak, I guess it is fair to say that her words are heard loud and clear.

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3. The fashion

Lisa’s outfits have always been the talk of the town, and the ones featuring in her music video add to the list, deservingly so. She can effortlessly go from classy to urban, and she still exudes the same level of elegance. And don’t even get me started on the hair: short, long, colorful, or plain, this woman knows how to make a lustrous statement.

4. The choreography

From street dance all the way to pole dancing, Lisa flawlessly nails every dance routine featured in her MV. The best way to take a close look at her choreography is through her live performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Talk about stage presence!

5. The nod to her Thai heritage

Lalisa may be far from home, but home remains within her. The artist paid tribute to her hometown by including an entire sequence in her MV where the wardrobe, the choreography, the headpiece, and a whole golden throne are all a nod to her country Thailand. Lalisa’s golden silk attire was exclusively designed by Thai designer ASAVA, who was inspired by the country’s native outfits sabai (top) and sarong (wrap skirt). Another detail, in case you missed it, is one of the signboards in the intro with a Thai word that translates to “food.”

6. The English B-side track

Just because I delved into “Lalisa” in depth, don’t think that I forgot about “Money.” Lisa rapping in English is always a mood, and now there is an entire rap song for our auditory entertainment. Check out this side track and its lyrics down below.

What is your favorite part from Lisa’s solo debut? Let us know in the comments below!

Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.

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